Shopping >Raves Oh My Goth
All I can say is Wow, Thanks Raves! My sister went into Raves looking for a dress and I went into another shop. I was in and out and in less than 5 minutes an employee of Raves called and had my car towed. My sister was in the store shopping! I parked in a legitimate spot. After talking to the employee, who said Oops and how much he liked my shirt, said he couldn't do anything. WTF?! So after 2 hours and $280 later, I finally got my car. Never going back to that place and never recommending it. Be careful where you park!
First Corset Purchase, Great Experience!.
I went in to look at corsets today and was lucky enough to hit it on their corset sale weekend. The guy who helped me knew a ton about their selection and ordering process, quickly pulled a couple to try on. They were beautiful!
I knew next to nothing about corsets but I found one I loved and I was able to take it home! Their odering process seemed fun, with a lot of materials to choose from, but I liked the one they had so much I just bought that one. They apparently have a corset club with discounts on future corset purchases.
Overall, I got a beautiful, fitted, custom corset as well as training on lacing it myself and care instructions, etc. It wasn't cheap ($300) but definitely worth the cost. Once you try on one of these real corsets, you won't go back to the cheaper kind sold in most lingerie shops.
Overall great experience, I hope to go back for another one in a few months.
BEWARE: ALL SALES FINAL.
Used to love this store -- in fact, have spent close to $800 there in the last 3 months.
Until today, when I asked to exchange a skirt for a smaller size. I bought the skirt less than 24 hours earlier and it still had the tags on it. The manager (12-year old jerk) refused. When I requested that he call the owner to ask for an exception, he refused and was incredibly patronizing. I'm not sure what the owner would think of losing a customer like me, who has been a huge supporter and spender, and quick to recommend her store to friends. But based on the other reviews, something tells me she couldn't care less.
But I'm gone -- there are too many other places to spend my money and NOT be treated like that.
Sketchy at best.. the store is very open and inviting considering the small collection, but only if you're there to give Raven money. I went in with a couple of friends who personally knew Raven, the store owner, and after we had browsed a while we went to Herbs and Arts down the street to pick up a book. after we returned, i found that Raven had had my car towed to the tune of $269 at my expense. So bottom line, you can be her best friend but she'll screw you over if you set foot off her parking lot. The worst part is that she personally gave us directions to the book store; not one of her employees.
Good store,. All the empoyees were nice, i don't know this rave girl but she better treat me nice when i go in there i'm a paying customer. So i wanted a pair of shoes there that were on sale they didn't have my size but it was okay. I got a shirt for 20 it's pricy oh well were all trying to make money here. But it's not too pricy actuall in my opinion. But i think it's a great store.
Love it!. The staff was fantastically feisty and took care of my every need. I had just lost a bunch of weight and said as a reward I was getting a custom corset done, a friend and I went together and they were great and attentive.
OH MY GOTH YOU WERE EXPOSED! Fake Ratings Submissions..
*I previously posted this with Google Maps but feel the need to post it here as well.*
My personal experience with Raven (Rave) is irrelevant at this point. However, I can say after several failed attempts to shop here, I've not given this establishment one dime of my hard earned money.
That aside, why does Rave's Oh My Goth seem to have such high reviews? Let's take a look at the four pages of reviews listed with Google.
Working backwards, as this is how they are listed, I read each and every review (this woman pissed me off fierce) that is listed on Google. The review, Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By SueZQ - May 31, 2009, is the first to catch my eye. This review seemed to be more of an advertisement than a review. Hmm! Could this have possibly been written by the owner herself in an attempt to raise the rating of her store? Further examination of reviews reveals the answer.
Between the dates of July 8th 2008 and July 16th 2008 there were a total of approximately 24 reviews written for Rave's Oh My Goth. Twenty-four reviews in EIGHT days?! That's insane. And damn impossible; Unless, of course, they're fake. Penned by none other than the idiotic shop owner herself.
On July 8th 2008, only three reviews were written. The writing style are all similar to the May 31st 2009 review by SueZQ and "written by" all similarly generic names: Meligoth, DancerHolly, voiceovgod.
The next day, Raven (Rave) went insane in an attempt to boost her ratings. July 9th 2008 yields the most reviews with a total of 18 submitted reviews with equally generic names such as kamasushi, AngelaKitten, and darkenedones. Again, all reviews for this date cast the same writing style, tone, and advertisement feel. Similarly they all refer to Rave's Oh My Goth as simply "Rave's," further reinforcing the suspicion that the reviews are, in fact, fake.
July 9th 2008 would have been a Wednesday, which is not much of a busy day for retail stores, or even restaurants. What are the chances that at LEAST eighteen people not only entered Rave's Oh My Goth, but also purchased something, then proceeded to go home and write an article about their "fabulous" experience? (Raven, I'm sure you're fuming with embarrassment at this point, but my question is simply rhetorical ... you naughty little scamstress, you!)
Moving on to point out later fake articles at this point is simply a matter of time wasted on this worthless shop.
Raven, you lack integrity and your parents must have left you one hell of a trust fund.
Out of the 39 current reviews listed with Google, only 12 appear to be valid. Your highest valid review being a mere three.
The rating for this store, sans your attempt to boost it, should read 1.41. Trust me, you should seek a new career path.
raves. i dunno why this place gets so many bad reviews. yea it is a bit pricey but so is hottopic for crying out loud. i have always had a good experience here. yes raven can be intimating but thats just her. i have never had a problem with her. shes even personally taken me to the storage room and dug through boxes and boxes to find me the boots i wanted. other staff has even done this for my husband to show him things that hadnt been put out on the floor yet. its a great store. i love it.
Hasn't had my economic vote in many years...
I haven't been a client of this shop in many years. I went in recently with a friend who wanted to purchase a pair of boots. Rave's Oh My Goth does indeed carry a wide array of merchandise.
What most consumers that frequent this shop may be unaware of..
1. MANY of these items can be purchased online through other gothic or alternative lifestyle vendors online stores, Ebay, the manufacturer of the items you are interested in, or locally from Fashion Nation.
2. If you do your homework, you will realize that Raven's prices are not that competitive.
3. If you aren't that ambitious,(ie LAZY) you will pay the price that she asks. With that being said, you have no right to whine or complain if you feel you are paying too much. You do have other alternatives. Again, it's a matter of discernment and ambition.
As far as Customer Service goes, it's ridiculous what passes for it in this establishment. I work in the Service Industry myself. I don't believe that the customer is always right; quite the contrary. However, there is a definite nasty attitude that permeates this shop. It starts with the owner,Raven, and trickles down to her staff. It amazes me that she has managed to stay in business 10+ years. Apparently, her best clientele must truly enjoy paying higher prices and being treated like idiots.
Hot topic had what i needed, not Rave with bad service.
I was in the store with a friend of mine a couple months back, browsing their stuff. First,. There is a sign in the front of the store that says hippies use side door. i assume that was the entrance. Instead i turned into gate to a brick wall.
"laugh" funny we enter tell our story to the clerks and its like a dead zone in their faces no emotion at all. Maybe it happens everyday. My friend had to strike up a conversation again and again about the store and area. Second visit i head back a couple months later because i saw a scarf i liked and just remembered it, and wanted it real bad. Reason because i had a similar scarf that i lost one drunken snowy night very sad. so i went over there. Really bent on buying touching and receiving wonderful scarf. Ok looking at spot........looking around store.........Where!! its not here no scarfs nothing they vanished. ok maybe there somewhere close......."Hello pardon me but i could not locate any scarfs"? <Scarfs....? Its summer time the scarfs are put away.> " O...do u know where?" <its summer time the scarfs have been PUT AWAY!> "do u know when they'll be out again?" <When its cold out> "Ok.. so u put the winter stuff in the back during the summer.......r the scarfs in a box back there?"< NO there not even in here, in the store.> "Do u have a website..maybe there online"? <NO Website....look if i knew where they were i would go get one but i don't even think there here in the store.> " Ok i will just come in fall time thank you." <sorry if i knew where they were i would but it summer time right now.>. She had a real snotty tone in here voice in her last remark. Like i don't deserve to wear scarf when its 80 degrees out. We'll piggy went on to help someone else at the register and i was standing there scarf less....I call or refer to her as piggy when telling this story. i don't know her real name.
It's because she had pink highlights in her hair and wide around the wist area, and i could have sworn she oink a couple of times.(hhaha) no but seriously my problem was being scarf less. Just another oink in her day. kinda like their hippie sign out front. So i called my buddy Mop and told him if he's hungry he can go to Raves for some bacon. So 0-1 no scarf......thinking thinking........HEY HOT TOPIC!!!! so i skipped on down to HOT topic with my fingers crossed and.................................Press toe A WHOLE SECTION OF SCARFS........did i just get run over by a car and in hell now (j/k) but seriously, i couldn't believe the effort i tried earlier when hot topic has what i need a more. the service there is good. the girls there are out of my league but i had at least seven scarfs around my neck
GREAT SUCCESS 7-1 I WIN. Now Raves has lost a potentially great customer if only it was a great store.
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